people who hope to do languages pls read the admission hand book issued by the University Grants commision before selecting the subjects
and for pple who have got good results, think before you apply for the university. for the languages pple, mainly there are 4 unis. Pera, kalaniya, Colombo and Sabaragamuwa. let me tell you about each of these as far as i know.
Peradeniya Vs Kalaniya- you have got loads of subjects if you wanna do something out side languages in Pera. for example, suppose you did GRC, French and English for A/L, then you can even do subjects like, management, sociology etc with a language of ur choice. but the problem in pera is that it is not the place for those who like to have modern languages in their transription. We only have Greek, Latin, French, English, Sanskrit and pali. and the best part is French special degree is not available in pera. for more details check out the Faculty of Arts website.
kalaniya is hell in that aspect. if you choose to be in the faculty of humanities you are not allowed to do courses offerd by the faculty of Social Sciences. simply, if you want to do english or any other languages as a main subject, you cant do sociology, managment or any other social science.
speaking of the environment, it is perfect, you can have a look around the uni here but some of my friends say that Pera has nothing except the environs. well i don't agree with you all girls! Pera seems more fun than the kalaniya people who are still struggling with exams. kalaniya seems to have a long semester although the rule says that a semester is 6 months. we started the uni somewhere around august and by December we finish the end semesters. we feel that it is too quick and too much burden in studies. but in the point of view of Vidyalankara students, we are lucky cz we don't have to submit assignments just before the exams...well i would say this is just the beginning guys!
ragging is the next business which makes Pera soo different from Kalaniya. In Pera, there are alayas as well as bathalayas. Im a alaya so i don't know what happens inside the bathalaya group. how ever i know it is extremely difficult to bear the burden of being a bathalaya as a student who did the A/L in English medium. you wont understand half of the words they(bathalayas) use!! and well you will have no freedom if you choose to become a ragger. In pera choice is urs. when you enter into the faculty as a student for the first time, bathalays will come looking for you and if you like to be one of their kind, go with them. no worries, the choice is urs. people say many things about this alayas and bathalayas. but my ideas is both the groups miss a part of uni life..so if possible, try to be in both sides..well funny ha, if in kalani language it is being a "Ponnaya"
ragging in kalaniya may be bad, but they have loads of outdoor activities than in Pera. and the societies there are more active than the once at pera i suppose. anothe thing, AISEC is only avaialable in Kalaniya( well an organization i was dreaming to join)
sabaragamuwa is out of the way, you get ur degree not as BA but as Langs!! something unique, but the hard part is that you have to sacrifice the whole life to be in Sabaraganuwa. you know what now it has been months since sabaragamuwa started but im still could not contact even one of my fnds there cz they are not allowed to use mobile phones. it seems that their mobiles are in the custody of the "Seniors". that is all i can tell about sabaragamauwa cz all the comunication links to sabaragamuwa pple are cut. howevr, if you want to do another degree or diploma in the private sector while studing in a state University, sabaragamuwa is not the best place. let alone classes i heard they even dont have water during some pereoids
colombo is a time waste. but i think thier courses are well planned as the students say. however, still have no good idea as our batch is still in the transition period.
commets are welcome!